Devils Lose Late Lead, Dealt Tough Luck Loss In Conference Opener

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ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program saw both Angel Perez and Jan Tolentino come up with multiple clutch hits however a one-run ninth inning lead slipped through their fingers as the Bulldogs snatched a victory, 6-5.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Alabama A&M 6 | Mississippi Valley State 5
  • Records: Mississippi Valley State (4-6-1, 0-1 SWAC) | Alabama A&M (3-11, 1-0 SWAC)
  • Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – Magnolia Field
  • Series History: N/A
  • Winning Streak: Alabama A&M (W17) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: March 25, 2018 (12-7)

Mississippi Valley State Top Performers

  • Perez had a career evening with a career-high three hits in four at-bats (.750) including his first multi-RBI outing as a Delta Devil, driving home two runs.
  • Jan Tolentino logged two hits and two runs scored, plating a run on an RBI single and smashing his second double of the season.
  • Calvin McClendon received a tough luck no-decision after throwing 116 pitches over seven strong innings, allowing just one earned run (three overall) and five hits to go along with a trio of Ks.
  • Ty Washington was the third Green and White clad student-athlete to add multiple base knocks, providing a pair of singles as well as scoring once.
  • Chris Soeder had a solid stat line of 1-for-2 plus a sacrifice fly, run scored, walk, and double while Josh Wilson tallied a single and a stolen base.


  • A majority of the team’s offensive production came from the heart of the lineup as numbers four through seven accounted for eight of the club’s ten hits (80%), four of the five runs batted in (80%), and four of the five runs scored (80%).

The Diamond Devils can get that bitter taste out of its mouth fairly quickly as it can win the series tomorrow if it sweeps the noon doubleheader.

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